Part-time Branch Library Assistant - Bogart Library

Position Library Assistant; Bogart Library Campus, Bogart, GA
Oconee County Library
Status Part-time; without benefits
Hours 16 hours per week; requires some night and weekend hours
Salary $8.00 per hour
Number of Positions Available 2
Application Deadline Open until filled

Purpose and Scope

Oconee County Library is hiring two individuals committed to offering the best library service to our community at the Bogart Library, candidates who don't settle for the ways it's been done, but instead look for ways to excel and improve. We seek enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible team players who proactively search for opportunities to make public library services relevant to all residents of Oconee County.

These part-time positions works with other library staff  to provide front-line services, including materials circulation, to patrons in the library and perform other routine, supportive duties.  These positions require a positive customer service attitude, dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team.  The ability to start, finish, or pick up work projects at various points, without direct supervision, is vital.  These positions report to the Bogart Branch Supervisor.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, with college degree or college experience preferred.  At least one year experience working with public is required, with library experience preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may also be considered. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job.  Other duties of a similar nature or level may be required as assigned and job assignments, including schedule and night and weekend hours, may change in the future.

  • Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting with their information questions and readers' advisory and circulation needs.
  • Upholds all library policies, including the Patron Responsibilities and Conduct statement; monitors and responds to safety and security of library patrons and campus; reports situations according to outlined procedures.
  • Assists and instructs library patrons in computer activities, including using the library's catalog and databases, the Internet, and basic personal computing programs.
  • Provides support in many areas of daily library operations, including opening and closing the library; basic facility maintenance; organizing and re-shelving materials; accepting fees and fines; routing holds, loans, and information; materials processing; recording statistics; performing basic office duties.
  • May be asked to work with other staff to plan, implement, and present public programs and classes for all ages and to create displays, exhibits, and bulletin boards.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • May direct operations of the library in the absence of supervisors, being responsible for opening and closing the library.
  • May train and oversee library volunteers as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages as well as to co-workers.
  • Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use, understand, and assist patrons with various computer applications.
  • Knowledge of PINES; ability to use the library's automated system and the ability to assist public and other library staff in its use.  
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles and practices and application of ARLS and branch policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate successfully with patrons and staff.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize assignments and activities.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic office principles and skill in performing office and library resources support, including ability to collect cash money and make correct change mentally.
  • Aptitude for creative projects such displays, crafts, decorations, and publicity.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Ability to walk, climb, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, and crawl in order to handle and manage storage and retrieval of library materials and equipment.
  • Physical ability to regularly operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computer, telephone, photocopy machine, and audio/visual equipment; must be able move or carry objects or materials; must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of Medium Work.

Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library may provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees to discuss potential necessary accommodations. The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and E-Verify employment eligibility approval.

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